INASH: Jamaah haji dengan hipertensi harus rajin konsumsi air dan obat

INASH, or Ikatan Nasional Anti Hipertensi (National Association Against Hypertension), is an organization dedicated to raising awareness about hypertension and providing support for those affected by the condition. With the recent hajj season approaching, INASH is reminding all pilgrims with hypertension to prioritize their health and take necessary precautions during their journey.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, especially in older adults and those with preexisting health conditions. For pilgrims embarking on the hajj, the physical demands of the journey can be particularly challenging for those with hypertension.

INASH recommends that pilgrims with hypertension take proactive steps to manage their condition while performing the hajj rituals. This includes staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, especially in the hot and crowded conditions of Mecca and Medina. Dehydration can exacerbate hypertension and lead to further health complications, so it is important for pilgrims to make a conscious effort to drink enough water.

In addition to staying hydrated, pilgrims with hypertension should also be diligent about taking their prescribed medications regularly. Skipping doses or forgetting to take medication can cause blood pressure levels to spike, putting pilgrims at risk for complications such as heart attacks or strokes. INASH advises pilgrims to set reminders or carry their medications with them at all times to ensure they stay on track with their treatment plan.

Furthermore, INASH encourages pilgrims with hypertension to listen to their bodies and rest when needed. The physical exertion of performing the hajj rituals can be strenuous, especially for those with underlying health conditions. Pilgrims should not push themselves beyond their limits and should prioritize their health and well-being throughout the journey.

By following these recommendations and taking proactive steps to manage their hypertension, pilgrims can ensure a safe and healthy hajj experience. INASH is committed to supporting pilgrims with hypertension and providing resources to help them navigate the challenges of performing the hajj while managing their condition. With proper care and attention, pilgrims with hypertension can fulfill their religious obligations while safeguarding their health.